5 days in Colorado Springs & Manitou Springs Itinerary

5 days in Colorado Springs & Manitou Springs Itinerary

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Colorado Springs
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Manitou Springs
— 2 nights

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Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs ©
Stunning Garden of the Gods Park scenery, blue skies and the glory of Pikes Peak-America’s Mountain have attracted visitors to Colorado Springs for more than a century.
You've now added Garden of the Gods to your itinerary. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Penrose Heritage Museum and Rusty Wallace Racing Experience. There's much more to do: take in the awesome beauty at Cheyenne Mountain State Park, hike along Palmer Park, pause for some photo ops at Will Rogers Memorial Shrine of the Sun, and walk around Ute Valley Park.

To see maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Colorado Springs road trip planning tool.

Austin to Colorado Springs is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Austin to Colorado Springs due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Austin in September, plan for slightly colder days in Colorado Springs, with highs around 79°F, while nights are cooler with lows around 51°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Manitou Springs.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Nature

Side Trip

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Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
Penrose Heritage Museum ©
Penrose Heritage Museum
Cheyenne Mountain State Park ©
Cheyenne Mountain State Park

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Manitou Springs

Manitou Springs ©
Manitou Springs' main street was once a trail that led directly to the base of Pike's Peak.
On the 29th (Tue), view the masterpieces at Commonwheel Artists Co-op. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Wed): examine the collection at Outlaw and Lawmen Jail Museum, then steep yourself in history at Old Homestead House Museum, and then explore and take pictures at Phantom Canyon Road.

For other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Manitou Springs online journey planner.

Manitou Springs is very close to Colorado Springs. In September, daytime highs in Manitou Springs are 75°F, while nighttime lows are 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Manitou Springs

Outdoors · Museums · Parks · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 29 — Oct 1:
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Adventures Out West ©
Adventures Out West
Old Homestead House Museum ©
Old Homestead House Museum
Outlaw and Lawmen Jail Museum ©
Outlaw and Lawmen Jail Museum

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